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Anna Netrebko - Diva: The Very Best of Anna Netrebko (2018)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Anna Netrebko - Diva: The Very Best of Anna Netrebko (2018)

Anna Netrebko - Diva: The Very Best of Anna Netrebko (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 64:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 5791 | Recorded: 2003, 2006-2008, 2015, 2016, 2018

A greatest-hits album ought to stick to the middle of the road, playing to what an artist does best. Yet it ought not simply wallow in past glories: this collection from Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, arguably the best-known soprano of the present day, hits the spot and can safely be recommended to newcomers. Netrebko is at her best in core Italian repertory like Casta Diva from Bellini's Norma or Libiamo ne 'lieti calici from Verdi's La Traviata.

Maurizio Arena, Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera House - Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele (2003/1989)

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Maurizio Arena, Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera House - Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele (2003/1989)

Maurizio Arena, Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera House - Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele (2003/1989)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | 7.37 Gb (DVD9) | 160 min
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, Français, English, Deutsch, Español

Arrigo Boito's treatment of the Faust legend is imaginative yet also faithful to Goethe's original conception, and the score is memorable for its rich orchestral sounds, beautifully punctuated with lyrical passages and choral interludes. Robert Carsen's sumptuous, post-modern production of Mefistofele is a gloriously decadent and theatrically stunning realisation, and the San Francisco Opera's performance has been unanimously acclaimed in both Paris and San Francisco. Samuel Ramey, in the title role, has won both critical and overwhelming popular approval.

Jonas Kaufmann, Antonio Pappano, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Verismo Arias (2010)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Jonas Kaufmann, Antonio Pappano, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Verismo Arias (2010)

Jonas Kaufmann, Antonio Pappano, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Verismo Arias (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 61:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 2258 | Recorded: 2010

Jonas Kaufmann returns to the Italian verismo tradition to sing arias that define opera's most passionate and vulnerable leading men. Kaufmann's international reputation is soaring as, going from strength to strength, he delivers consistently thrilling performances. The onyx-dark beauty of his tone and the refinement and unexpected insights of his delivery mark Jonas Kaufmann a poet of tenors. Timed to coincide with his role debut as Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur at Covent Garden opposite Angela Gheorghiu, this disc includes excerpts from the Cilea work that helped put Caruso on the map. This album also entices with rarities from Zandonai's dramatic Giulietta e Romeo and Puccini's Le Villi. Supporting Jonas Kaufmann is Italy's leading symphonic orchestra, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, under its dynamic music director Antonio Pappano. Both maestro and orchestra are utterly at home in this repertoire.